BET Awards winner Sarkodie and Dynamic duo R2Bees who have been billed to Perform alongside Pan Africa group P-Square; for the Malta Guinness sponsored “Top of the World Celebration” Concert have threatened to pull out of the show if organizers do not pay them $20, 000 and $10, 000 respectively.
According Peacefmonline.com investigations they both agreed to take GH¢20,000 and GH¢10,000 initially but they later came back today to tell Charter House, the organizers that they meant $20,000 and $10,000 and as at the time of filing this report they were still insisting on being paid the amount of $20,000 and $10,000 respectively or they will not mount the stage come Saturday December 1.
Peacefmonline.com gather that Tema based Sarkodie and R2Bees had this sudden change of mind when they heard how much Nigerian duo P-Square charged to perform on the same stage. Peacefmonline.com further probe into the matter reveals that Pan-African group P-Square charged about $200,000 to perform on the show and this prompted the Ghanaian artistes to also demand more.
Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that organizers are not ready to pay the Ghanaian artistes that much so they may order all media houses to hold on with all commercials of the event which has names of the two artistes whiles they look for other artistes to replace them, if they are not able to come to an agreement with the two artistes by end of today.
This was very evident yesterday evening November 28, 2012 when the two Ghanaian artistes were conspicuously missing at Excel Night Club during the press soiree for the event scheduled to take place come Saturday December 1 at Independence Square in Accra.
Meanwhile headline act Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square fame were present to interact with press and to assure their Ghanaian fans that they are indeed in town ahead of the big day.
During their interaction one of the duo asked why their Ghanaian colleagues Sarkodie and R2Bees were not present at the press soiree but neither the organizers Charter House nor officials from Malta Guinness were able give any reason for their absence.